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Chair, Department of Human Oncology
Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Harari’s medical interests include radiation oncology, head and neck oncology, and oncology training and education.



UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 263-8500 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 265-1700 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Human Oncology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Radiation Oncology
Residency The University of Arizona Medical Center, Tuscon, AZ
Internship University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Medical School University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Harari's clinical and laboratory research focuses on treatment advances for head and neck cancer patients through precision radiation techniques and the use of molecular targeted growth inhibitors combined with radiation.

PubMed Articles
Elsaid MY Shahi A Wang AR Baiu DC Li C Werner LR Singhal S Hall LT Weichert JP Armstrong EA Bednarz BP Harari PM Iyer G Otto M Enhanced Radiosensitivity in Solid Tumors using a Tumor-selective Alkyl Phospholipid Ether Analog. Mol Cancer Ther . 2018 Nov;17(11):2320-2328
[PubMed ID: 30108133]
McDaniel NK Cummings CT Iida M Hülse J Pearson HE Vasileiadi E Parker RE Orbuch RA Ondracek OJ Welke NB Kang GH Davies KD Wang X Frye SV Earp HS Harari PM Kimple RJ DeRyckere D Graham DK Wheeler DL MERTK Mediates Intrinsic and Adaptive Resistance to AXL-targeting Agents. Mol Cancer Ther . 2018 Nov;17(11):2297-2308
[PubMed ID: 30093568]
Blitzer GC Rosenberg SA Anderson BM McCulloch TM Wieland AM Hartig GK Bruce JY Witek ME Kimple RJ Harari PM Results From 10 Years of a Free Oral Cancer Screening Clinic at a Major Academic Health Center. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys . 2018 Sep 1;102(1):146-148
[PubMed ID: 29980415]
Davidson SM Ko HC Harari PM Wieland AM Chen S Baschnagel AM Kimple RJ Witek ME Impact of HPV Status on the Prognostic Potential of the AJCC Staging System for Larynx Cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2018 Sep;159(3):456-465
[PubMed ID: 29611770]
Morris ZS Guy EI Werner LR Carlson PM Heinze CM Kler JS Busche SM Jaquish AA Sriramaneni RN Carmichael LL Loibner H Gillies SD Korman AJ Erbe AK Hank JA Rakhmilevich AL Harari PM Sondel PM Tumor-Specific Inhibition of <i>In Situ</i> Vaccination by Distant Untreated Tumor Sites. Cancer Immunol Res . 2018 Jul;6(7):825-834
[PubMed ID: 29748391]
Witek ME Hartig GK Harari PM Survival Outcomes for Patients With T3N0M0 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Glottic Larynx-Reply. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2018 Jun 1;144(6):543
[PubMed ID: 29621382]
Bristow RG Alexander B Baumann M Bratman SV Brown JM Camphausen K Choyke P Citrin D Contessa JN Dicker A Kirsch DG Krause M Le QT Milosevic M Morris ZS Sarkaria JN Sondel PM Tran PT Wilson GD Willers H Wong RKS Harari PM Combining precision radiotherapy with molecular targeting and immunomodulatory agents: a guideline by the American Society for Radiation Oncology. Lancet Oncol . 2018 May;19(5):e240-e251
[PubMed ID: 29726389]
Mittauer K Paliwal B Hill P Bayouth JE Geurts MW Baschnagel AM Bradley KA Harari PM Rosenberg S Brower JV Wojcieszynski AP Hullett C Bayliss RA Labby ZE Bassetti MF A New Era of Image Guidance with Magnetic Resonance-guided Radiation Therapy for Abdominal and Thoracic Malignancies. Cureus . 2018 Apr 4;10(4):e2422
[PubMed ID: 29872602]
Yom SS Harari PM When Disaster Strikes: Mitigating the Adverse Impact on Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys . 2018 Mar 15;100(4):838-840
[PubMed ID: 29485057]
Burr AR Harari PM Ko HC Chen S Yu M Baschnagel AM Kimple RJ Witek ME HPV impacts survival of stage IVC non-oropharyngeal HNSCC cancer patients. Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2018;3(1)
[PubMed ID: 30271885]
Lippert D Dang P Cannon D Harari PM McCulloch TM Hoffman MR Hartig GK Lymph Node Yield in Therapeutic Neck Dissection: Impact of Dissection Levels and Prior Radiotherapy. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol . 2017 Nov;126(11):762-767
[PubMed ID: 28948832]
Ko HC Chen S Wieland AM Yu M Baschnagel AM Hartig GK Harari PM Witek ME Clinical outcomes for patients presenting with N3 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Head Neck . 2017 Nov;39(11):2159-2170
[PubMed ID: 28737019]
Ko HC Harari PM Sacotte RM Chen S Wieland AM Yu M Baschnagel AM Bruce JY Kimple RJ Witek ME Prognostic implications of human papillomavirus status for patients with non-oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol . 2017 Nov;143(11):2341-2350
[PubMed ID: 28752235]
Ko HC Harari PM Chen S Wieland AM Yu M Baschnagel AM Kimple RJ Witek ME Survival Outcomes for Patients With T3N0M0 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Glottic Larynx. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg . 2017 Nov 1;143(11):1126-1133
[PubMed ID: 29049434]
Prabakaran PJ Javaid AM Swick AD Werner LR Nickel KP Sampene E Hu R Ong IM Bruce JY Hartig GK Wieland AM Canon J Harari PM Kimple RJ Radiosensitization of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma with MDM2 Inhibition. Clin Cancer Res . 2017 Oct 15;23(20):6044-6053
[PubMed ID: 28659312]
Werner LR Kler JS Gressett MM Riegert M Werner LK Heinze CM Kern JG Abbariki M Erbe AK Patel RB Sriramaneni RN Harari PM Morris ZS Transcriptional-mediated effects of radiation on the expression of immune susceptibility markers in melanoma. Radiother Oncol . 2017 Sep;124(3):418-426
[PubMed ID: 28893414]
Harari PM Why So Challenging to Personalize Radiation Dose? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys . 2017 Aug 1;98(5):1012-1013
[PubMed ID: 28721882]
Gessert TG Britt CJ Maas AMW Wieland AM Harari PM Hartig GK Chondroradionecrosis of the larynx: 24-year University of Wisconsin experience. Head Neck . 2017 Jun;39(6):1189-1194
[PubMed ID: 28295829]
Pointer KB Ko HC Brower JV Witek ME Kimple RJ Lloyd RV Harari PM Baschnagel AM Small cell carcinoma of the head and neck: An analysis of the National Cancer Database. Oral Oncol . 2017 Jun;69:92-98
[PubMed ID: 28559027]
Wojcieszynski AP Hill PM Rosenberg SA Hullett CR Labby ZE Paliwal B Geurts MW Bayliss RA Bayouth JE Harari PM Bassetti MF Baschnagel AM Dosimetric Comparison of Real-Time MRI-Guided Tri-Cobalt-60 Versus Linear Accelerator-Based Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Lung Cancer Plans. Technol Cancer Res Treat . 2017 Jun;16(3):366-372
[PubMed ID: 28168936]